Sometimes, furniture manufacturers such as IKEA draw their ‘inspiration’ from the designs of small manufacturers. With the AEKI by Auerberg, it was the other way around: designer Gerhardt Kellermann was inspired by the Bekväm step stool from the Swedish furniture giant when setting up his first own studio, and set about doing it better.
His design, AEKI (try reading backwards), is many things in one:
side table, step stool, bedside table, but principally a creative sculpture, similar to a three-dimensional letter. Auerberg's AEKI stool is made from solid oak.